Posts Tagged advertisement

07.23.2010

1987 at DC Comics: Millennium and Who’s Who Update

Today we conclude our week-long look at old advertisements for DC Comics that began their run in 1987.  What a great year 1987 was for DC Comics! So far this week we’ve looked at the Justice League, Dr. Fate, Amethyst, Suicide Squad, Checkmate, Doom Patrol, Green Arrow, Young All-Stars, Flash, The World of Krypton, and […]

07.22.2010

1987 at DC Comics: Flash, and the World of Krypton & Smallville

We’re continuing our week-long look at old advertisements for DC Comics that began their run in 1987.  What a great year 1987 was for DC Comics! So far this week we’ve looked at the Justice League, Dr. Fate, Amethyst, Suicide Squad, Checkmate, Doom Patrol, Green Arrow, and Young All-Stars.  Today we’re racing faster than a […]

07.21.2010

1987 at DC Comics: Green Arrow and the Young All-Stars

We’re continuing our week-long look at old advertisements for DC Comics that began their run in 1987.  What a great year 1987 was for DC Comics! So far this week we’ve looked at the Justice League, Dr. Fate, Amethyst, Suicide Squad, Checkmate, and Doom Patrol.  Today we’re shooting straight for victory with Green Arrow and […]

07.20.2010

1987 at DC Comics: Suicide Squad, Checkmate, and Doom Patrol

We’re continuing our week-long look at old advertisements for DC Comics that began their run in 1987.  What a great year 1987 was for DC Comics! Yesterday we looked at Justice League, the Dr. Fate mini-series, and an Amethyst mini-series.  Today we’ll delve into the seedier side of the DCU by looking at a couple […]

07.19.2010

1987 at DC Comics: Justice League, Doctor Fate, and Amethyst

I love old comics!  I especially love old advertisements.  Maybe it’s nostalgia, maybe it’s my marketing background, or maybe I’m just getting old.  Regardless, I love seeing old ads for upcoming comics!  While reading a particular batch of old DC Comics, I was surprised at how many great titles were launched in 1987.  Seriously, it […]

04.12.2010

Marvel Comics New Universe Ad – 1986

Set your Wayback Machines and Flux Capacitors for July 22, 1986, 4:22 a.m., EST – The White Event! This awesome advertisement ran in numerous Marvel Comics in 1986.  It was all leading up to The New Universe! D.P. 7 (Displaced Paranormals 7) (created by Mark Gruenwald) (32 issues, one annual) – D.P. 7 focuses on […]

03.15.2010

Green Slime! Don’t Touch It! It is Certain Death! Look Out! It’s Dripping!

Here is a Dungeons & Dragons advertisement that ran in comic books in mid-1981.  The lack of color, amateur artwork, inconsistent lettering, and ridiculous scripting is appalling.  This ad is simply terrible. With that said.. I LOVE IT!  This pathetic little ad inspired me to try roleplaying and seek out further comic adventures of these […]

03.5.2010

Sandman comic book advertisement – 1988

“A horror-edged fantasy, set in the DC Universe.” Wow.  The editorial staff that put this ad together had no idea where this comic was going to go, did they?

03.25.2009

Saturday Morning Cartoons – 1985 NBC Ad

Saturday Morning Cartoons… aaaahhhh, a magical weekly event for us growing up.  Sadly, the current generation of children will never know the joy of Saturday morning cartoons.  They’re spoiled by 24-hour access to cartoons on television and DVD.  They don’t understand how limited our cartoon options were back then.   They’ll never appreciate the excitement and […]

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